Biography

John Lely

  • 1976
  • Composer

John Lely was born in 1976 and is based in London. He studied at Goldsmiths with Roger Redgate, Dave Smith and John Tilbury, and privately with Michael Parsons. In 2007 he was a resident student at Ostrava New Music Days.

His compositions have been featured internationally at festivals such as MaerzMusik (Berlin), Ultima (Oslo), and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Broadcasts have included BBC 4 Television, BBC Radio 3, DeutschlandRadio and Resonance FM.

He frequently collaborates with various musicians and groups, including Apartment House, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, edges, Pedro Gomez-Egaña, Seth Kim-Cohen, Sebastian Lexer, Ross Parfitt, Michael Parsons, the Post Quartet, Michael Pisaro, Taylan Susam, Philip Thomas, Manfred Werder, John White and Seymour Wright.

He has curated and performed in concerts of music by such composers as Antoine Beuger, Cornelius Cardew, Philip Corner, Laurence Crane, Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro, Tom Johnson, Alvin Lucier, Chris Newman and Christian Wolff. Alongside composers Tim Parkinson and Markus Trunk, he curates the annual Music We’d Like to Hear concert series, described by Tempo magazine as ’an oasis of thoughtful and idealistic music-making’ (Tempo, October 2006).

From 2003 to 2008 he taught composition and creative strategies at Goldsmiths, and experimental sound at Chelsea College of Arts, and from 2008 to 2010 was a researcher at Bath Spa University. He is co-author, with James Saunders, of Word Events: Perspectives on Verbal Notation (Continuum 2012).

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